Apple - Harvey

Harvey Apple

Malus domestica
A very old cooking apple originating from East Anglia.

Origin: East Anglia UK 1629

Pollination:  Harvey is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Harvey Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




History and description of Harvey

Harvey apple probably arose in East Anglia. First recorded by Parkinson in 1629. Named after Dr Gabriel Harvey, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, a local benefactor who, in about 1630, left money to improve six miles of the road from Cambridge towards London. Commercially grown for the markets in London and Norwich in the 19th century and a quite widely popular garden variety.

A large culinary apple. Oblong-conical shape, a little irregular and rather flat-sided. Broad, well-rounded ribs. Pale green background skin colour becoming golden yellow. Slight brown flush. Many russet dots. Creamy white flesh, tinged yellow. Firm, very dry and a little sweet. Cooks to a well flavoured, sweet puree




Main characteristics of Harvey

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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